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Chilling Poppies #89578
March 16th, 2007 at 02:25 PM
March 16th, 2007 at 02:25 PM
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Hannahs Home, USA
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Hi there, I am going to try starting poppies this year. I have never done it before, and I am wondering how long they need to be chilled before planting them. Also how long do the take to mature?

Thanks!


Hannah-Zone 6

So far (3/17/07)- 14 tomato sprouts, and 26 peppers(I think)!!!

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Re: Chilling Poppies #89579
March 16th, 2007 at 03:01 PM
March 16th, 2007 at 03:01 PM
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Which poppies are you referring to, oriental poppies or annual poppies? Oriental poppies are perennial and usually take 2-3 years to bloom from seed or cuttings. They are best planted in the fall so they'll get the cold period they need to bloom. Annual poppies are best started directly outdoors because they don't transplant well. Scatter the seeds where you want them in late winter/early spring, then thin them out when they germinate. Mine usually start blooming in late April. They reseed well, so you may never have to start more.


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Re: Chilling Poppies #89580
March 18th, 2007 at 04:53 PM
March 18th, 2007 at 04:53 PM
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thanks alan!
i tried poppys before, didnt know there was annuals and perennials, i planted them in late spring thumbup


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